Four American Pairs Entered for Pau CCI4*

Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Entries have been confirmed for Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4*, which will take place Oct. 24-28 in France. There are 65 total combinations entered, including four from the U.S. and one Aussie we claim as our own.

Here are the American pairs making the trip to France:

  • Hallie Coon and Celien, an 11-year-old KWPN mare (Tenerife VDL X R Quicksilver, by Hamlet) owned by Helen Coon
  • Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready, a 14-year-old KWPN gelding (Lupicor X Jarda, Elcaro) owned by John and Kristine Norton
  • Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie, a 15-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding (Jetball X Tudnela) owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen and Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin
  • Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Diamond Roller X Whos Diaz, by the Cross Syndicate) owned by The Cross Syndicate

Our honorary American, Ryan Wood, actually represents Australia but has been based in the States since 2008. He will ride Woodstock Bennett, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Shannondale Sarco X Ponail Belle, by Beau Royale) owned by Curran Simpson, in the horse’s CCI4* debut.

The entry list is one of the strongest we have seen from Pau in recent years and includes a formidable British contingent led by World Champion Ros Canter with Zenshera. Past Pau winner William Fox-Pitt will also compete with CCI4* debutant Little Fire.

Click here to view the Pau CCI4* entry list. Go Eventing.

[Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* Website]